1. rhsortho's Avatar
    noticed the messages app updated itself overnight and now my messages theme is gone. it's back to white background/light blue bubbles/white text.
    I tried reapplying themes but none will stick. I need a dark theme(high contrast) due to my vision impairment.
    anyone else get the update and are no longer able to change/select a theme?
    guess i'll be looking for a new message app. Samsung is REALLY making it hard to stick with them. first update breaks notifications/badges. and now this.
    should I try a hard reset?
    04-09-2018 01:03 PM
  2. Thegreatone3's Avatar
    Seeing the same thing here. My themes no longer apply to Messages. Hmm.
    04-09-2018 02:50 PM
  3. rhsortho's Avatar
    the only way I got around it was to uninstall the update then reapply the my dark theme. guess it'll work for now, 'til the update is downloadeded/installed again. ugh.
    04-09-2018 03:51 PM
  4. insane42's Avatar
    I thought the same thing, but that wasn't the case for me. After the update I re-applied my theme to try and get it back, but it didn't work. Oddly enough the drop-down menu was themed, but the application was not.

    I uninstalled the update and re-applied my theme again. It was STILL not being themed.

    What I did next, was apply a different theme - an older one I was experimenting with. The theme applied. I then applied my current theme and everything looked normal.

    What it seems like to me is that the theme I'm currently using actually doesn't theme the messages app, but one I tried before it did. So when I applied the current theme it left the messages app alone, leaving the "older" theme on it.

    It just so happens that both themes I was using were dark themes, so I didn't realize the one I stuck with didn't actually theme the app.

    Long story short, try applying a different theme first.
    04-09-2018 04:40 PM
  5. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    You just have to apply a different theme then reapply the one you had to get the messages themed again. That worked for me.
    boricuacaddy likes this.
    04-09-2018 05:26 PM
  6. Leslie Hatcher's Avatar
    What are some good themes that are dark? I really want to use Samsung messages but I cant stand the bright white background.
    04-09-2018 06:33 PM
  7. insane42's Avatar
    What are some good themes that are dark? I really want to use Samsung messages but I cant stand the bright white background.
    The one I'm using now is Black_Edition_V2. Heavy Dark Matter and Material Dark aren't bad either.
    04-09-2018 06:38 PM
  8. bIOforger's Avatar
    Yea i had the same after the messages update, but i just needed to reapply my current theme. It happened with the phone/contacts screen too. Probably an oversight on samsung's part.

    Currently using Black Onix its a decent dark theme.
    04-11-2018 09:48 AM

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